As you may have heard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to approve the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) last week on Earth Day, April 22nd.
This is devastating news. CEPP is a critical component to restoring America’s Everglades: it is the only project that enables water to be stored, treated and then moved south to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay.
I am writing to let you know that this unexpected setback is not going unchallenged. The Everglades Foundation has sounded the alarm and launched a social media effort calling for President Obama and the White House to demand the Corps’ Civil Works Review Board to reconvene immediately and approve CEPP.
We need you to be a part of this effort. We have provided targeted messages to key leadership to spur action on this issue. You can donate your voice to our efforts by tweeting the post below and by sharing this message on Facebook.
The continued delay of the approval of CEPP by the Army Corps of Engineers:
• jeopardizes the water supply for nearly 8 million Floridians
• condones the recurring destruction of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries
• adversely impacts Florida’s economy, businesses and jobs
Tell the Army Corps of Engineers that we can’t wait another seven years to restore America’s Everglades. Demand the approval of CEPP NOW!